Europe

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Wind Power Decommissioning in Europe

Take a look at this new report into the issues including decommissioning and lif extension facing Europe’s wind sector, as the first wind farms reach the end of their operating life span.

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WIND POWER DECOMMISSIONING

Today an increasing number of wind farms in Europe are reaching the end of their lifespan. In 2016, Europe had over 4,000 offshore wind turbines operating across 11 countries, making a total of 15.8 GW of installed and grid-connected capacity. Turbines older than 20 years In 2017 alone 15,638MW was installed […]

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Gazprom’s Central Operations and Dispatch Department

Russia’s Gas Pipeline Network Revised

Russia’s Gazprom, in which the government holds a controlling stake, is responsible for about 11% of global gas output. In 2016, it extracted 419.1 Bcm of natural and associated gas, 15.9 million tons of gas condensate and 268.9 Bboe (39.3 million tons of oil). Gazprom is a vertically integrated energy […]

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Recent work in May

Recent examples of my journalism, editorial, copywriting and corporate work for various clients in May. Petroleum Review The trials and tribulations of managing Russian oil pipeline network A look at the work of Russian oil pipeline company Transneft Railway Journal The impact of blockchain on the rail sector A look […]

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Areas of German L Gas pipeline networks due for conversion to H gas

The Great German Gas Switch-Over

Germany is at the beginning of a 7 billion euro gas infrastructure project to switch 30% of its gas customers from low-calorie Group L to  high calorie Group H natural gas.  For technical reasons, and under weights-and-measures regulations, the two gas qualities have to be transported in separate systems within defined ranges, and customers cannot switch […]

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